Ashley Hay’s latest novel is A Hundred Small Lessons. Her previous novel, The Railwayman's Wife, received the Foundation for Australian Literary Studies’ Colin Roderick Award, and the People's Choice at the NSW Premier's Literary Awards. It was published in the UK, the US and in translation. Her earlier work has won accolades in Australia and abroad, most recently the 2016 Bragg UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing. She has been longlisted for awards including the Miles Franklin and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and shortlisted for awards including the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the Kibble. She lives in Brisbane.